St Mary’s 3-1 Stoborough 

We won! Today saw the St Mary’s Yr 5 & 6 football team bring home the Purbeck Cup.
Congratulations to all the triumphant players and to Mr White. Thank you to the tournament organiser and sponsor, and all the supporters through the (long!) season.

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Bombs and Blackberries – Year 6 play

Congratulations must go to year 6 for a very successful performance of the play Bombs and Blackberries by Julia Donaldson.  The audience packed the school hall and they were treated to a humorous and heartfelt rendition of a story, set in WW2, about evacuees and their adventures in the countryside; the escapades of their families.  The children have worked really hard during the last few weeks to learn lines and put together a very polished performance.

Year 5 VIPs at Youth Hostel Opening

Y5 were VIP guests at the official opening of Swanage Youth Hostel after its £1.5 million refurbishment. They accompanied the mayor and CEOs of the Youth Hostel to cut the ribbon before being treated to a delicious lunch and some enormous ice-creams! After lunch they had a session learning about dinosaurs and fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast and even had the opportunity to go panning for fossils. An amazing day and thank you to everyone at Swanage Youth Hostel for inviting our pupils to be part of this event.

Sponsored Walk

Our amazing children! Thank you to all parents and carers who helped on the walks, and to all who have pledged sponsorship. We had a great – rather hot – day out. Between them, the children walked almost 750 miles!

School Games Gold Mark Award

Gold_Logo_JPG.jpgWe are delighted to announce that St Mary’s has achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Regular visitors to the website will have seen many of the events that we have attended as part of our commitment to children’s sport and competition.

Congratulations to Mr White, PE coordinator, to all the children who have taken part, and to parents and other members of staff who have contributed their time.